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James Come Home

Is it 2007? Or 1987? The Coachella festival announced its line-up this week and keen observers immediately noticed that it included two bands previously considered disbanded. The Jesus & Mary...
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That’s MY Birthday Sorted…

…Now all I need is someone to pay for the tickets. Coachella unravels its 2007 line-up. And it’s a beauty....
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Why I Love January

….Partly because, most years, it’s the first full month of skiing. When you have snow on the mountains, that is. But mainly because it heralds an avalanche of new music....
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Everybody’s Older Nowadays

I had to find my older son at school for something today. He acted like he’d been visited by the plague. Are all 11-year olds embarrassed to be seen with...
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Thursday Fun

Kevin Rowland returns with the first new song credited to Dexys Midnight Runners in God knows how many years. The demo of ‘It’s OK Johanna,’ currently available at Rowland’s myspace...
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I’m Dreaming Of A Reggae Christmas

What do you give the man who’s already got several thousand CDs and records? Why, the Front Line catalogue of course. A few years back I successfully snagged all 25...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 2

ARE THE TWO THE WHO? I’ve been among the most vociferous critics of The Who’s stubborn determination to lay claim to that name. To me as to so many (including...
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The Who Re-Viewed Part 1

LOVE IS THE DRUG Whether you want to call it an addiction or a life-long affair, the result is still the same. I can exist perfectly well without the ongoing...
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